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Table 6 Most common procedures in the MDCs for which overservicing of the socially advantaged occurred

From: The use of end-quintile comparisons to identify under-servicing of the poor and over-servicing of the rich: A longitudinal study describing the effect of socioeconomic status on healthcare

MDC ICD-9-CM code Description
3 23.19 Surgical extraction of teeth
  23.13 Surgical extraction of two or more teeth
  23.09 Forceps extraction of tooth
6 45.16 Oesophagogastroduodenoscopy with closed biopsy
  45.23 colonoscopy
  45.42 Colonoscopic polypectomy
  45.13 Other endoscopy of small intestine
  45.25 Closed biopsy of large intestine
12 63.73 Vasectomy
  57.32 Other cystoscopy
  60.11 Closed biopsy of prostate
17 99.25 Chemotherapy
  41.31 Biopsy of bone marrow
  40.11 Biopsy of lymphatic structures